Enugu insures doctors, essential services workers

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has approved Group Life/Group Personal Accident Assurance Policy for all medical doctors in the state Ministry of Health and hospitals.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Simon Ortuanya in Enugu Wednesday said it was part of the government’s to strengthen the state’s response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Ortuanya said the assurance package covered medical doctors in the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital, (ESUTH) Parklane.

He said it is also extended to all doctors in the State Ministry of Health and all other health workers.

Other beneficiaries, according to the statement, include fire fighters, staff of Enugu State Emergency Management Agency and all those involved in other essential services.

The SSG added that the governor was hopeful the gesture would inspire higher and productivity among the beneficiaries.

In a related development, the governor has directed president generals of all town unions in the state to mobilise volunteers and town criers in their respective communities to enlighten their residents on prevention of COVID-19 with effect from March 26.

The president general were directed to interface with the Enugu state Multi-sectoral Rapid Response Team, through the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Health, for collection of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials on

Ortuanya said  the state government has also made provisions for logistic support to the president generals for the various town criers for this assignment.

The governor had earlier announced shut down of schools, bans social activities including burials, weddings and night clubs among others to prevent spread of coronavirus in the state. (NAN)

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